Dear Ian – An Open Letter to Ian Blackford

Dear Ian, Forgive me the familiarity, but I do feel as though I know you.   In your role as leader of the SNP Westminster group you are regularly in the news.   You have an important job as a political leader, and as a Christian, I pray for you because we recognise that the work you do is vital and important.   I also understand that occasionally … Continue reading Dear Ian – An Open Letter to Ian Blackford

Quantum 49 – Felix ; Mexican Marriage; Brazilian Evangelicals; Pro-Life Democrats; Mali; Legarde; Renaming Women; Oreos; Tatchell; Derby Uni; Charities; Social Credit in China; Misquoting Bible;

The first Quantum from Oz Felix Ngole – https://stephenmcalpine.com/if-only-there-were-someone-other-than-izzy/ Mexican State supports marriage – https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/mexican-states-legislature-defends-marriage-as-one-man-and-one-woman-only?utm_content=buffer162d3&utm_medium=WCDM%2BBuffer&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=WCDM&fbclid=IwAR3ydBfDC8ecsj4cOoAeqT9-ymfQxwVi3rYy3fXgqXCY-aW3Zw4Fw1hFjME Brazilian Evangelicals – https://www.foxnews.com/faith-values/brazil-evangelicals-jesus-march-millions?fbclid=IwAR1DwBowDlIRmGvY1q8bac61zB4LT9vDjx5-UP3aR0JoIzPZZvM_iQZkoQE Pro-Life Democrat – Abortion genocide. https://www.liveaction.org/news/black-female-democrat-abortion-genocide/?fbclid=IwAR2FrEsTe8ggnCO7xzUVHUbOXm2BDM74pkpPGXiP4YLi1nL–cvcai8b3iU Massacre in Mali – https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-48579475 Christian Legarde – https://www.spiked-online.com/2019/07/03/this-is-what-eu-democracy-looks-like/ The renaming of women – https://twitter.com/paulembery/status/1144821953506742273?s=12 Oreos – https://thefederalist.com/2019/07/01/special-lgbt-edition-oreos-indoctrinate-kids-trans-pronouns/ Love is Love – Age gap – https://twitter.com/cf_farrow/status/1144632295187525632?s=12 Charities and the Government – https://twitter.com/journostephen/status/1146495338964033537?s=1 Social Credit – https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/01/china-bans-23m-discredited-citizens-from-buying-travel-tickets-social-credit-system Misquoting the Bible – … Continue reading Quantum 49 – Felix ; Mexican Marriage; Brazilian Evangelicals; Pro-Life Democrats; Mali; Legarde; Renaming Women; Oreos; Tatchell; Derby Uni; Charities; Social Credit in China; Misquoting Bible;

The Last Farewell – The Long Interview with Bill Whiteford

This is my farewell gift to Scotland!  – An interview broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland this morning at 8:30.  It’s called the long interview because having 30 minutes to discuss on radio is unusual.  I found Bill Whiteford to be one of the best interviewers I have ever faced – probing and challenging without being rude and aggressive.   We discussed a range of subjects, the … Continue reading The Last Farewell – The Long Interview with Bill Whiteford

Decades in Dundee – Euan Gurr on Brexit, Independence, Poverty, Family, Christianity and Dundeei

This is part three of the Decades Videos – Jim Spence, Kevin McKenna and I discuss with Euan Gurr.   Euan is a special guy – one of the great unsung heros of the Christian church in Scotland.  Euan was the head of the Trussell Trust and is now a columnist and campaigner.  His heart for the poor is Christ’s.  You may not always agree with … Continue reading Decades in Dundee – Euan Gurr on Brexit, Independence, Poverty, Family, Christianity and Dundeei

Generation Podcast – Para Church Ministries, Evangelism with the Elites/Poor? Why Australia? Culture; Becoming a Tory; Illness; Debating; Reputation; St Peters; The Future of the Free Church

  This is a somewhat different interview – the Free Church has started a new podcast called Generation.   (you can subscribe to it on Itunes) In this one, the ‘mischievous’ David Meredith, who knows me all, questions/interrogates me about moving to Australia and working with City Bible Forum.  We discuss working with the elites/poor, parachurch ministries, why go to Australia?  Differences between Australian, American and … Continue reading Generation Podcast – Para Church Ministries, Evangelism with the Elites/Poor? Why Australia? Culture; Becoming a Tory; Illness; Debating; Reputation; St Peters; The Future of the Free Church

Decades in Dundee – Part 2 – Kevin McKenna on Faith, Politics, the Free Church and Journalism

Part two of the Decades in Dundee…. An interview with Kevin McKenna  in which he reveals many things – including that he studied to be a priest but ended up not doing it after attending a charismatic meeting in a Church of Scotland!  And his views on the Free Church!  Kevin was brilliant in this…intelligent, amusing and compassionate…Enjoy…   Decades in Dundee – Part 1 … Continue reading Decades in Dundee – Part 2 – Kevin McKenna on Faith, Politics, the Free Church and Journalism

Debate Night Reflections – Trump and Strathclyde Uni

On Sunday evening I had the privilege of taking part in BBC Scotland’s Debate Night.  Another one off the bucket list (actually it’s Questiontime I really want – but this was a start!)….It was an interesting experience – you can watch the whole show here or it is being repeated on BBC Scotland tonight at 11pm. I was impressed with the professionalism of the BBC staff … Continue reading Debate Night Reflections – Trump and Strathclyde Uni

Quantum of Hope 44 – Australian ‘miracle’; EU Election; Naomi Wolf; Trans and Feminism; Todd Coontz; Virtual Church; The Oldest Bible Ms; Chick-Fil-A

Welcome to this weeks Quantum of Hope – Was the election of Scott Morrison a ‘miracle’?  Should Boris Johnson be taken to court for the EU referendum?   Is the Indian election good for Christians?  What is happening with Israeli politics.? A Canadian Feminist brings some sense to the trans debate in Scotland. A Church of England vicar, John Parker, takes a costly stance against the … Continue reading Quantum of Hope 44 – Australian ‘miracle’; EU Election; Naomi Wolf; Trans and Feminism; Todd Coontz; Virtual Church; The Oldest Bible Ms; Chick-Fil-A

Beauty for Ashes – The June Record Editorial

Beauty for Ashes The June Record Editorial  The people of Issachar were blessed to have 200 leaders who ‘understood the times and knew what Israel should do’ (1 Chronicles 12:32). When we look at the wider situation in the government and church, we sometimes wonder if there are two who could fit that description! When we try to understand the times, we are tempted to … Continue reading Beauty for Ashes – The June Record Editorial